This twice baked potatoes recipe is from my learn to cook series where I am cooking through my old home economics cookbook. This twice baked potatoes recipe is a great way to jazz up your every day twice baked potato.
I love preparing these recipes from my old home economics cookbook, they are all very simple and straight forward recipes. If these were the recipes that were written for 13 year old students, you know they are easy recipes. This recipe twice baked potatoes is very simple. You might wonder why these are called twice baked potatoes, they are called that because first the potatoes are baked in the oven, then the potato is scooped out, and seasoned, and then the seasoned potato is spooned back into the potato. The second baking enhances the flavor through the second baking.
This is a very simple recipe, but you can add in things like sliced green onions, cooked bacon, cheese, and even sour cream. You can be as creative as you want. In fact, you may want to check out some of these other twice baked potatoes.
Twice Baked Potato Recipes
For this recipe I suggest that you use a Russet Potato, they are starchier than other types of potatoes, like a Yukon Gold for example. Other potatoes can be more waxy than a Russet potato. This will bake up and be wonderfully fluffy. I hope you give this simple recipe for twice baked potatoes a try, and be sure to check out more of these learn to cook recipes.
Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe
- 4 medium potatoes
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon ground paprika
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Select potatoes that are uniform in size so the baking time will be similar. Scrub with a brush and grease lightly with vegetable oil. Bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour.
- When potatoes are done and have cooled just enough to handle. Cut potatoes in half and scoop out the meat of the potato. Be careful not to get too close to the edge of the potato. Mash the inside of the potato together with butter, salt, and ground black pepper.
- Sprinkle a dash of paprika on top and place back into the oven until the tops begin to brown.